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National Professional Resources (NPR, Inc.) has been a leader in the field of education publishing since 1968. Founded and operated by educators with a deep commitment to the success of all learners, our mission is to provide teachers, administrators, and other school staff with quality tools and resources that will better enable them to help every student achieve success. Our signature product is our quick-reference laminated guides—the original laminated guides for educators. Written by some of the most respected leaders in the field, with over 150 titles available, these professional development guides cover current topics and critical issues in education, including inclusion, co-teaching, autism, learning disabilities, social-emotional learning, positive behavior supports, mental health, differentiated instruction, assessment, English learners, and more.

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This best-selling quick-reference laminated guide by Dr. Marilyn Friend, a renowned authority on co-teaching, provides educators with an overview of the fundamental “what,” “why,” and “how” of co-teaching. Dr. Friend outlines six the following six co-teaching approaches, along with the recommended frequency of use and variations for each. She also addresses understanding specially designed instruction (SDI), co-teaching in the context of rigorous state standards, and shared planning for co-teachers. School districts will want to equip all teachers with this practical, affordable, and easy-to-use tool.

 

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ADHD & LD: Classroom Strategies at Your Fingertips, Second Edition is an invaluable quick-reference classroom tool for teachers, paraeducators, and all who serve students with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and learning disabilities (LD). This newly updated laminated guide by Sandra Rief is also an excellent teacher training/professional development resource for educators in both general education and special education classrooms. It is designed to increase your understanding of ADHD and LD and provides practical strategies K-12 teachers can use to promote student success. 

 

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This laminated guide by Toby Karten offers K-12 teachers strategies and tools to help students and themselves develop and advance mindful practices. It includes activities that can be used with the whole class that will benefit all learners, as well as recommendations for exercises to address challenges specific to certain learners, including those with specific learning disabilities (SDL), intellectual differences, executive function difficulties, emotional differences, autism, and physical disabilities. 

 

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In this quick-reference laminated guide, author Paula Kluth presents simple, effective strategies for supporting students on the autism spectrum in inclusive pre-K through 12th grade classrooms and helping all learners succeed. Teachers will find up-to-date information about the diagnosis of autism, as well as guidance on what to do if you suspect a student is on the autism spectrum and a list of needs of students with autism. Other topics covered include transitions, creating appropriate assessments, teaching literacy and math to students on the spectrum, preventing behavior struggles, building a supportive classroom community, and much more.

 

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Designed for use by teachers, this 6-page, quick-reference laminated guide by Jim Wright, founder of the Intervention Central, describes a range of evidenced-based RTI/MTSS strategies and interventions to prevent and manage disruptive or inappropriate classroom behaviors. Topics include: Teaching and reinforcing behavioral expectations; making instruction engaging and effective; developing effective teacher-student communication; dealing with non-compliant behaviors, inattentive behaviors, and anxious behaviors; breaking the aggression cycle. An invaluable classroom tool that will help teachers maintain a positive and productive classroom climate where all students learn.

 

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